Mother knows best: How bat mums help their pups navigate the world

AFP News Agency

24th Nov, 2021. 11:47 pm
Mother knows best: How bat mums help their pups navigate the world

Mother knows best: How bat mums help their pups navigate the world, Image AFP

In this 2018 photo received by AFP on November 22, 2021, a bat is seeing flying in a cave north of Tel Aviv, Israel.

A new study published in Current Biology on November 24, 2021 by Israeli researchers sheds light on how mammal parents help their young learn critical life skills — in this case Egyptian fruit bats, as they soar through the night evading predators and finding figs.

“How animals, humans included, acquire their behavioral skills is a fundamental question,” Yossi Yovel, a scientist at the University of Tel Aviv and one the paper’s three authors told AFP. “We know that animals do amazing things.